Penn Township Comprehensive Plan

 Penn Township Comprehensive Plan
 
Penn Township Comprehensive Plan Update 2022
 
This initiative will update Penn Township’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan, a guidance document that serves as our community’s vision for the future. Comprehensive Plans focus on various topics, including open space preservation, natural and cultural resources, transportation facilities, community services, land use and economic development, renewable energy and others. 
 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requires each municipality to update its Comprehensive Plan at least every 10 years and sets specific standards for its content and the process of its development and adoption. Besides being at that 10-year mark, the current 2012 Plan does not fully address the recent updates identified in Chester County’s Comprehensive Plan, Landscapes 3. This new Plan will reflect changes in demographics, land use patterns, economic growth and focus on the existing community’s needs and address any inconsistencies with Landscapes 3.
 
The planning process launched in May 2022 and expected to be completed by April 30, 2024. The Plan Update is possible with grant funding assistance from the Chester County Vision Partnership Program (VPP).
 
For project updates, including meeting announcements and draft documents, visit this webpage frequently and/or sign up for Township news below. 
 
Task Force Members
The Task Force is an advisory group that provides recommendations in formulating the community’s goals, objectives, and a long-term vision to the Board of Supervisors on drafting an update to the Plan. The Task Force includes Supervisors, current members of the Planning Commission and Historical Commission, local business owners, and residents.
 
William “Radar” O'Connell, Board of Supervisors Vice Chair
Jay Ennis, Supervisor
Karen Versuk, Township Director of Operations
Scott Steele, Planning Commission Chair, Historical Commission member
Ralph Churchill, Planning Commission Vice Chair
Dr. Denis Newbold, Planning Commission Secretary
Bill Wells, Planning Commission member
Bruce Van Kleeck, Planning Commission member
Dennis O’Neill, PE, Township Engineer
Herb MacCombie, Township Engineer, Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee Chair
 
Meetings
The Plan update process includes multiple opportunities for public participation and involvement: twelve (12) Task Force meetings, Community Visioning session, public meetings, and community survey. We strongly encourage all residents to participate.
 
Task Force Meeting # 1 – Initial Kick Off
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Hybrid, in-person and online via Zoom
 
Task Force Meeting #2 – Existing Conditions
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Hybrid, in-person and online via Zoom
Note: Instructions for virtual connection will be posted here a week prior to the meeting.
 
Task Force Meeting #3 – Key Issue #1: Natural Resources, Open Space, and Parks
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Hybrid, in-person and online via Zoom
 
Task Force Meeting #4 – Key Issue #2: Guiding Growth
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Hybrid, in-person and online via Zoom
 
Public Meeting # 1 – Community Visioning Session
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Public Open House and Community Visioning at Penn Township Building
Join us to learn more about the update, background analysis, ask questions and for an opportunity to provide your feedback.
 
Relevant Documents
 
Community Values Survey - NOW LIVE! 
Participate in drafting the vision for Penn Township’s future by taking this short survey. The survey is available until October 31, 2022.
Your input is greatly appreciated, and no personal information will be shared.
CLICK HERE to access the survey! 
 
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